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How can I *completely* disable data reporting in Firefox 67? Prefs which used to work have no effect in FF 67.

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How can I *completely* disable data reporting in Firefox 67? Prefs which used to work have no effect in FF 67. Thank you.
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Wesley Branton
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The Firefox Data Collection and Use section of the Firefox settings page contains the appropriate options.

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The '''Firefox Data Collection and Use''' section of the Firefox settings page contains the appropriate options. Hope this helps.
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Those settings are not enough. Deleting the datareporting folder, it's recreated after launching FF.

Those settings are not enough. Deleting the '''datareporting''' folder, it's recreated after launching FF.
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Wesley Branton
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The datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled is the kill-switch for Firefox Health Report and Firefox Telemetry. Setting that to false will disable all of that.

The datareporting folder will still be rebuilt each time that you start Firefox, but that is not an indication that Firefox is submitting any data. That folder contains local data reporting content that is used by features such as about:healthreport, so you cannot prevent this from being created.

However, the Firefox Data Collection and Use settings and the above about:config entry will stop that data from being shared with Mozilla.

Hope this helps.

The <code>datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled</code> is the kill-switch for Firefox Health Report and Firefox Telemetry. Setting that to <code>false</code> will disable all of that. The '''datareporting''' folder will still be rebuilt each time that you start Firefox, but that is not an indication that Firefox is submitting any data. That folder contains ''local'' data reporting content that is used by features such as <code>about:healthreport</code>, so you cannot prevent this from being created. However, the '''Firefox Data Collection and Use''' settings and the above <code>about:config</code> entry will stop that data from being shared with Mozilla. Hope this helps.
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That is my question. Prior to FF 67 the datareporting folder would not be recreated.

I appreciate your help.

That is my question. Prior to FF 67 the datareporting folder would not be recreated. I appreciate your help.
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Wesley Branton
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To the best of my knowledge, you can't disable the creation of that folder. It contains stuff that is automatically generated, such as your unique client ID. It also makes it so that a user can later decide to start sharing data without Firefox having to generate this content from scratch.

For reference, see bug 1195552.

To the best of my knowledge, you can't disable the creation of that folder. It contains stuff that is automatically generated, such as your unique client ID. It also makes it so that a user can later decide to start sharing data without Firefox having to generate this content from scratch. For reference, see [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1195552 bug 1195552].
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Thanks again. I appreciate it.

Thanks again. I appreciate it.
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